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regulations on business and impeding efforts by president obama to push a more liberal agenda on the country. caller: 520 five representatives comes to $9 million per year. that's a steep price to pay for people who do nothing. they don't want to do nothing. yet the problem is, the republicans say jobs, jobs, jobs. it has never been voted on. that would put a million people to work immediately. shovel ready. it is shovel ready. that is what i want to say. host: jack writes in that a distinction needs to be made between do-nothing and actively working to impede progress. we will go toward independent to a call from madison, for junior. we will go to our republicans line. greg is waiting from union, missouri. to --: i was just calling let's talk about harry reid and barack obama and those people. we have been fighting for the scandals that obama has had. we are fighting with the lies that he has had. harry reid has lied. how do we deal with these people? truth and't see the you are just a straightfaced , it is going to take our country down. you can see with the health-care bill. it is a joke.
country december 15th. president obama has ordered the flag to be lowered to half staff through monday. he and mrs. obama plan to travel to the service and there will be a memorial at the national cathedral wednesday morning at 11:00. >>> i'm bruce leshan at the south africa embassy in d.c. where they have just announced plans for american commemoration of nelson mandela's life. there are books of condolences inside. there will be prayer vigils outside here between 7:00 and 8:00 every night until tuesday. then on wednesday there will be a service at the washington national cathedral. in south africa rain is a sign and in washington in ones and twos and sometimes more people braved the rain to leave a flower, say a prayer, take a picture in memory of the towering figure of nelson mandela. >> such an amazing model of what a human being can be. >> reporter: this embassy was once a battle ground in the fight against apartheid, the racial separation that mandela fought in south africa, which is why the new south africa erected his statue right here. >> the statue stands there because that was
priority has changed how the country changed to foreign policy. i thought obama -- even though i voted for the party at ron paul to ron republicans did paul at the convention was disgusting. the party because -- took over the republican party. that's a jewish movement. controls the foreign policy. is led by the nose by netanyahu and they were horrible. who's the biggest influence the white house outside of the political realm. >> strong opposition to iran at iran deal.on the six months for now will some how much pressure is being applied for the pro israel israeli d the government. he governs on an insular way, it's a phrase used a lot. he keeps his own counsel, he listens to a small amount of people. e pays attention to the democratic base. he raises a lot of money for the midterm elections. responsive quite a bit to democratic concerns. is. he pays careful attention b to the government, and the allies.l lot has to do with the ideology and the importance he places on the security. or sure if it's overstated bigger than is outsized. it's an me time, important part of what he feels abo
in that they test the resolve of the obama administration which these countries and their leaders suspect is not strong. >> speaking of testing the resolve of the obama administration, we talked about afghanistan and hamid karzai. the president of afghanistan is refusing to sign a bilateral security agreement that had been worked out with the obama administration. he says he will wait until after the elections next spring and he is making new demands and we restart the peace talks with the taliban. we released afghan prisoners from a gun guantanamo bay and real sharp limits on the ability of u.s. troops to go into afghan homes. there have been some civilian deaths there. what do we do with karzai, congresswoman? >> well, there is an election next year which hopefully will be a fair election. the one in 2009 was not a fair election. there were ghost ballots and excesses. unfor natalie we did not intervene. unfortunately we did not intervene. i think on this bsa, susan rice has it right. >> the security agreement. >> right. it has been negotiated and been approved by the afghan constituti
. a team of u.n. nuclear inspectors are visiting a heavy water production plant in iran that the country agreed to open to inspectors as part of the agreement that was made last month. all of this comes as president obama and iranian president hassan rouhani both defended that interim deal with iran that calls for the country to cap the amount of uranium enrichment in exchange for a bit of easing of the sanctions it was facing. president obama says the u.s. needs to see if the deal with iran will work out and gives it a 50/50 chance. critics say that is too big a risk. >> in the pacific, china said we want it, so now south korea is doing it, expanding its air defense zone. the country responding to recent actions by china that decided to suddenly expand their zone over those disputed islands in the east china sea. now the new development is sparking concerns over a possible broader project in the region. the zone would include two small islands along with a rock that's been submerged and is part of the dispute with beijing. >> this morning our thoughts and prayers are with billy graham a
. >>> they are out, they lead the group with nine nominations. country star -- country star taylor swift is up or two awards. and katy perry, mclemore and robin thicke. >>> congressional democrats are facing some tough questions back home after the obama care website's disastrous rollout. one of those is west virginia democratic senator joe manchin who left washington, d.c. for coal country to take a shot almost literally at answering people's complaints about obama care and other issues in a series of town hall meetings. correspondent traveling with the senator has more now. >> reporter: at a gun range in west virginia on thursday democratic senator joe manchin hitting head center. the certainty of target shooting is a refreshing departure from washington politics. later at a town hall meeting he faced a moving target. once loyal democratic state has shifted on the national level, a trend accelerated now because of obama care. >> what i'm hearing from our corporations and the business owners is uncertainty, uncertainty, uncertainty. >> reporter: manchin heard west virginias are tired of washi
. >> and a message for president obama - about love for his country. >> protesters in ukraine gear up for a demonstration - the ultimatum given to the president to end the conflict. >> good morning, welcome back to al jazeera america. i'm morgan radford, live in new york city. after weeks being held in north korea a u.s. veteran is home in america, reunite with his family. in a moment we'll hear from merrill newman about his tourist trip that ended in detention. >> it will be cold. temperatures across the nation will stay below average. right now it's minus 14. it feels like we are minus 45 degrees. we have bone-chilling conditions across the northern area of the country. going down to the northern plains, temperatures subzero. we are at 1 degree in minneapolis. not much of a warm up is expected. there's advisories particularly for the wind chills through the dakotas. with the cold air we are expecting to see snow before day's end. >> meanwhile, a veteran held by north korea for weeks has returned to his family in california. north korea detained 85-year-old merrill newman, while he w
about obama, about -- and also just about kind of the nature of the country. the idea this is a christian nation under siege. and now people believe it. >> that's bottom line here. it seems to me our producers were talking today, it's not just who wins these primaries. and they'll end up republican. the danger is the republican you get in the senate will be an out right obstructionist. an incumbent has to go so far right that he'll be saying no to everything obama or anybody else offers for the next years. will come in as an absolute obstructionist. what does that do to our country when you have states that have marked themselves off for obstructionism? >> i mean, i think we're in a lot of trouble. in part because these aren't going to be like todd akins. a lot of cases, whoever wins the primary is going to win the election. and so this is just kind of a warning to all republicans that you can't compromise at all. that you can't -- i mean, one of the chris mcdaniel's points against thad cochran is he voted to end the shutdown. so don't vote to end the shutdown. >> i wa
, never in the history of president obama and never in the history of this country have a president's nominations been denied by filibuster. that's interesting. why did we go to this stunning, radical move on november 21 ? well, maybe it was because of subcabinet members. how many of those have been denied their seats by a filibuster? according to the congressional research service? two of president obama's. three of president clinton's. -- of president bush's, george w. bush. and two of president clinton's. that's a total of seven in the history of united states senate. when a filibuster has said to a subcabinet member, we're going to deny you your seat because of a filibuster or a failed cloture vote. so president obama has been treated about exactly the same as his last two predecessors. and in all of those i've just mentioned, we've only found among cabinet members, district judges, among supreme court justices and subcabinet members, two obama nominees who've been denied their seats because a failed cloture vote. now, that is a fact, madam president. that is not a piece of re
, president obama and secretary of state john kerry discuss the country's relationship with israel. it's part of a weekend forum hosted by d.c. based center for policy. happening at the willard continental in northwest d.c. and the israeli prime minister netanyahu will also be at the event. >>> pearl harbor caused the u.s. to enter world war ii. they'll participate in a wreath laying cemetery at the too many of the unknowns to honor the troops killed in the attacks. it's normally reserved for dignitaries like the president. they were selected for their leadership. more than 2400 americans died in the japanese air raid in 1941. >>> vice president joe biden took part in the wreath laying ceremony at the memorial in seoul korea. this morning he met with forces in korea and members of the u.s. embassy and also visited the border that separated north and south. he's on his way back to washington d.c. >>> two thieves on the loose at st. george's county. the surveillance picture that could help track them down. >>> now for chuck. >> the calm before the storm. go out and get your milk, bread, eggs. w
. these are the kinds of declines that the country must look at. we are too divided. is theebody to say obama most respected president is a joke. i do think for al gore to lose ,he election the way he lost it that makes a big thing. will stop you there. thank you for your call. gene says this -- the headline from "the new york times close quote -- times" -- york he points out -- if you are just tuning in, we are focusing on a service -- on a survey that just came out from the pew research center. .ou can get it online the question, is it declining? we will be back with a few more mom and -- with a few more of your calls. preview -- [video clip] talk about at to war on women, look no further than this health-care law. just consider some of the stories i have heard from folks in my district. she and herld me husband received cancellation notices and the replacement would told their premiums. help,he called to ask for the insurance company told marianne that if she does not sign up for a plan to law requires the enrolled her in a suggested policy. this increase will consume their gas and grocery mon
't understand why the obama administration would not have encouraged a country developing a new constitution to put in a provision for impeachment. don't know why this administration would not have encouraged that. but it wasn't there. so when president morsi vastly exceeded the authority of the constitution and began moving toward being a monarch, millions of people reported 20, 30, 33 million egyptians rose up. 90 million people in the whole contry. they rose up and demanded that the president be removed. the christian pope in egypt told me personally, he said, this was the will of the people. please tell the administration and people in america this was coup. this was the people of egypt rising up. as he talked about arm in arm the moderate muslims, secularists, christians joined hands, joined arms and protested and demanded that the military remove president morsi. and they did. and as these articles have talked about, the violence in august, the violence in the summer against christian churches, 73 or so burned down, christians killed and tortured, that was by the muslim brotherhood. an
africa. leaders from at least a dozen countries will be here, united states president obama, as well as two former presidents, presidents clinton and bush as well as their wives will be in attendance with many other american dignitaries. they will be joined by the leaders of at least a dozen other countries, and more are continuing to join. >> madiba, this guy was the greatest, we'll never see someone like him again. >> reporter: on sunday, thousands packed places of worship in pretoria and soweto, different creeds and colors honoring a special man. >> today was a special mass for madiba. he said peace and we must hold that peace so that where is he, he'll be very pleased. >> reporter: tears and cheers capturing the loss and love for tata or father, as south africans called mandela. the makeshift memorials outside mandela's johannesburg home continue to grow but the greatest memorial may be the faces, black and white together. parents bring children who will live a life madiba helped make possible. >> they were born free, they were born in the free south africa so they'll experience
obama's speech. it was from the center for american progress. [video clip] >> for one thing, these trends are bad for our economy. one study finds that growth is more fragile and recession is more frequent in countries with greater inequality. .hat makes sense when families have less to spend, businesses have fewer customers. households rack up greater mortgage and credit card debt. topentrated wealth at the will not result in broadly based consumer spending that drives our economy and with less regulation, it may contribute to risky speculative bubbles. rising inequality and declining mobility are bad for families and social cohesion. not just because we tend to trust our institutions us, but studies show we actually tend to test -- trust each other less. host: that was the president yesterday talking about income inequality. toare turning to all of you get your stories. are you able to move up the economic ladder? we have the lines divided by age. start calling us now. you can put your comments on facebook or tweet us as well. a response from house speaker john boehner's s
. thousands of minimum-wage employees in hundreds of cities around the country are not working today. -- thee protesting protests at this broadway mcdonald's started before dawn. withyees marched out demands an hour before lunch time. the iconic obama posters have been changed from hope to help. they are wearing santa hats and jingle bells, but it is a union to moveational movement them from $7.25 an hour to more than double to nearly $15. the fast food industry warns if you raise the minimum wage, you create fewer jobs and raise the prices of meals by as much as 20%. perhaps fueling this one-day strike and demonstrations is the fact that president obama has expressed support in the past couple of days for the movement that has drawn nearly 50,000 signatures on an online petition to secure the right to unionize. this woman says, we have to pay extensive rent, food, and metro. $10 after 11 years, it's just not enough. >> back here live, a typical fast food employee makes just $19,000 a year. some of these folks say they are willing to get arrested to get the point across. right now, they are o
that continue outside nelson mandela's home in johannesburg. president obama will travel there to take part in events to honor his life. the country is planning a public memorial on tuesday. his burial takes place the following sunday. several memorial events are planned here in washington, including an official service next week at the national cathedral. shomari stone joins us live from the south african embassy in northwest washington with the latest from there. >> reporter: good evening. right now, i'm standing outside the embassy and i'm in front of the ten-foot statue of nelson mandela unveiled two months ago. let me move out the way. it continues to grow with the flowers and a lot of folks tell me they are concerned a lot of people aren't coming tonight due to the weather. it's worth mentioning folks are honoring the iconic life of nelson mandela. >> it's a -- gosh, i want to say a happy sad. >> reporter: she has mixed emotions at the south african embassy over the death of mandela. he died at 95 years old. >> i don't think he would want us to be sad, you know, he lived a full life.
is not clear. >> first, president obama makes a push to reduce income inequality. some local business owners say they are concerned. >> i'm doug hill. experience temperatures in the 60s tomorrow while many parts of the country get whacked with severe weather went -- severe winter weather. get whacked with severe weather went -- severe winter weather. i started part-time, now i'm a manager.n. my employer matches my charitable giving. really. i get bonuses even working part-time. where i work, over 400 people are promoted every day. healthcare starting under $40 a month. i got education benefits. i work at walmart. i'm a pharmacist. sales associate. i manage produce. i work in logistics. there's more to walmart than you think. vo: opportunity. that's the real walmart. >> you are watching abc seven news your side. justst-released -- released 911 calls are giving insight into the moment a man opened fire inside a connecticut elementary school. or then 20 minutes were released, including one from a woman wanted in the attack that left 26 people dead, 26 children. the calls show a calm response f
president obama called for a higher minimum wage, fast food workers are on strike or holding protests across the country today. one of the strikes happened at the smithsonian's air and space museum. steve handelsman is live on capitol hill with details of that. hi, steve. >> reporter: hi, barbara, good evening. coast-to-coast, they were not strikes or walk outs, but rallies and protests. but they did go coast-to-coast. fast food workers and their supporters demanded higher pay in washington, d.c. and in brooklyn. at dunkin' donuts in pittsburgh, at denver this morning. >> trying to make a livable wage. >> reporter: at mcdonald's in chicago. >> this christmas i haven't put up a christmas tree because i don't have money for it yet. >> reporter: a hike to move minimum wage from $7.25 an hour. >> i think you would see less workers in each of the restaurants. prices would have to go up and less jobs would be created. >> at the mcdonald's at the air and space museum, they make $8.25. this worker said she works at a mcdonald's nearby and supports two kids. everybody wants to be paid more. are you w
in this country has increased by just 2%. many economists believe because there aae not enough jobs, workers have to take less pay. seems to make sense. president obama, though, he believes that the federal government can change that situation. however, in five years, his theory has not produced results. nevertheless, the president remains undaunted. >> we need to set aside the belief that government cannot do anything about reducing inequality. it's true that government cannot prevent all of the downsides of the technological change and global competition that are out there right now, but we've also seen how government action time and again can make an enormous difference in increasing opportunity and bolstering ladders into the middle class. >> an enormous difference? i haven't seen it, have you? maybe he's talking about fdr's new deal or social security or something like that, but presently? big government and high taxation seem to be holding back the private sector and job creation. and the left seems to want it that way. yesterday, "the new york times" editorialized, "the emphasis on cutting
and on the lower end of the economic spectrum, you aren't. >> as president obama pointed out yesterday a growing disparity between the haves and have-nots here in the country. is that a real threat to the overall economy? >> i think it absolutely is. i think it is the key economic problem of our time, the growing income gap and stagnant wages. our economy is made up of 70% consumer spending. if you have the majority of americans not getting raises, not feeling confident you cannot have a more robust recovery longer term. we've got to get unemployment down and wages up. >> you're talking to the smartest analysts in new york, what is their prediction going into 2014? what can we an tess pate? >> well, i think that people are expecting the federal reserve to start tapering back on its asset buying. they've been pouring $85 billion a month into the economy, one of the reasons stocks remain high. i did a cover story in "time "s on carl icahn who believes that the market is going to break at some point, in part because of things we've been talking about, higher inequality, low wages and generally low
for the country and what republicans and their words are impeding. that may be an opportunity for obama to retain some approval ratings, perception of competence among the public there it it is a rosy scenario and there is a lot between now and then that has to get fixed. the white house will have to rebrand in a way. >> you talk about sharpening the difference between the white house. it is the president and administration having any real relationships and friendships with members of congress e >> not many third president obama will set his former partner in illinois as an ally. nancy pelosi, they think highly of. harry reid, they think highly of. i would not call them personal friendships. it is a fairly shallow relationship in general between the white house and even democratic leaders in congress. >> we are taking your calls and comments. we will go to minnesota on our line for democrats. caller: thank you very much. there is only one thing i can say about what has been said this morning. it is nonsense. if this man were to run for office tomorrow, he would be elected, ok? what this man is sa
of their country. we will also tell you the specific plans now that we know about president obama's visit along with some other u.s. presidents here to south africa later this week as we report from soweto. >> lester, looking forward to that. we will get back to you shortly. >>> we want to get to today's top story in the u.s., another round of both powerful winter storms creating treacherous conditions at this point from california all the way to new england. the weather channel's mike seidel is in a very chilly leesburg, virginia, this morning. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. as we await the first wintery weather west of washington, dallas is encased in ice. the west coast got slammed by a second storm on saturday. in barts of north dakota and montana, temperatures have stayed below zero since thursday. no break in the wintery blast as a new storm moved into california. heavy snow in the mountains made the roads unsafe. >> it's slippery and dangerous. you try to change lanes and you're going sideways. >> reporter: icy conditions saturday went as far south as los angeles county, puttin
for the u.s. federal government. >> our country's experience with social security in 1935, medicare in 1965 and a prescription drug program in 2005 democrats the government is capable of overcoming the initial problems with the implementation. >> president obama insists the program is working well. he spoke in front of people who said have benefitted from the new law and works well for the ma jorit of users. as you heard, republicans remain skeptical and you are hearing less about an effort to repeal the law. deputy political editor joins us to explain. good morning. the house voted dozens of times to repeal the law. we are hearing less of this. tell us why we will be hearing less from them. >> it's not popular to talk about repeal. you have seen it in poll after poll. a lot of republicans are wondering. what do they do if it begins to work. what do they do next and one of the things they are starting to see and talking about repeal and going back to the old 2012 talking points in hitting the president over medicare. >> the president will take about the affordable care act. why is he taking
like president obama and leaders of brazil and china and cuba. cuba has been a long time friend of this country. unprecedented day and may rival the size of the funeral and services held for pope john paul ii, a huge day of celebration and security will be extremely tight and a lot of emotion from well wisher here and around the world. >> thank you, ron for that very important update. this weekend much of the subject talk centered around nelson mandela and his lasting impact. >> the world remembers nelson mandela, thousands are turning out in his country as south africa holds a national day of prayer. >> apartheid and first democratic government -- >> in depth look at the world leader whose courage and determination changed the course of world events. >> with that in mind, we would like to turn to craig hill burger, international activist and founder of free the children, focused on education and breaking the cycle of poverty. he's a winner of the nelson mandela leadership award and spent time with africa's greatest son. train the child in the way he should go and when he's old
in washington and around the country, flags are at half staff to pay tribute to africa's first black president. president obama has ordered flags to remain at half staff until monday. it is friday morning. we are going to take your calls and reflections on nelson mandela. our phone lines are open. republicans, (202) 585-3881. democrats, (202) 585-3880. and our line for independents, (202) 585-3882. mail,an send us an e- journal@c-span.org or you can send us a tweet, @cspanwj. [video clip] i am not a saint unless you think of a saint as a sinner who keeps on trying. i am one of the countless millions who drew inspiration from nelson mandela's life. my first political action, the that thing i ever did involves politics was a protest against apartheid. his works and his writings. the day he was released from prison, a gave me a sense of what human beings can do when they are guided by their hopes and not their fears. globe, iany around the cannot imagine my own life without the example that nelson mandela set. as i live, i will do what i can to learn from him. president as he paid tribute to nels
, in fact, seven out of ten doctors, ard coulding to a new report out this morning, are boycotting the obama care exchange, because, for instance, for getting a tonsilectomy. $500 to $700 they would normally be able to charge for a tonsilectomy in other parts of the country. in california, $160. one of the doctors, he's the president of the california medical association, he sums it up perfectly. we need recognition we're doing a service to the community, but we can't do it for free. he says, we can't do it at a loss. no other business would do that. >> $160? you can't get a bone and rib-eye and a bottle of beer at the pub for that. that's an outrage. >> and return visits, also, $76. generally in most states across the country. in california, it's about $24. take an listen to the doctor in the state of california. a very loose state, mind you, who's fed up with this. >> we train to take care of patients. that's the bottom line here, but in order to take care of patients you have to be able to keep your doors open, pay your overhead, pay your staff. the reality is $24 doesn't cover the cost o
in vienna this week to discuss the six-month nuclear agreement. president obama said he is committed to diplomacy as the best path for halting iran's nuclear program. >> we have to not constantly assume that it's not possible for iran, like any country, to change over time. it may not be likely. if you does me, what is the likely that we are able to arrive at the end state that i was just describing earlier, i wouldn't say that it's more than 50/50. but we have to try. >> iranian president rouhas rouhasn houani said it helped his country. >> iran's foreign minister was asked if tehran was responsible for some of the unrest in the middle east. iran has been accuse did of stoking the matter, including iraq. here is his answer. >> we have a foreign policy which has a strat eachic period in this region. and we believe that we need. to in fact, contain the spread of sectarian divided in region. we believe sectarianism is dangerous for the entire region. iran is certainly not interested in promoting that. in fact, we have talked to everybody from the very first days of assuming. i visited
. about five days ago president obama called this the defining challenge of our time, specifically income inequality. the upper 10% of americans is making 50% of the income in the country. all of those solutions are incredibly difficult to stomach. they mean increasing the minimum wage which in turn may mean more expensive goods for americans. it means reducing executive compensation, which means pissing off a lot of very powerful people. it means things like increasing revenues, which obviously is a very hard sell. >> i came from cnbc, and when they talk about redistribution of wealth, they literally break out in hives and that's the type of thing. is that the only thing that can accomplish closing the gap? is that really -- you have to just do that? or are there other things like what bill clinton did with welfare to workers, some other things that could maybe do other than just that? >> i think that a robust welfare state can actually create a safety net for people and that can allow people to pull themselves up out of the bottom percentage points we're talking about but all of those h
's clear it's under attack and these beneficiaries are feeling the effects of $300 billion cuts in obama care. and with plan cancellation notices sent to tens of thousands of our country's seniors, some of the most vulnerable citizens are faced with this uncertainty. individuals are losing coverage they are happy with and the doctors with which they are comfortable. and this is a tragedy. it's a tragedy of the law. a bill that was rushed through congress without any serious debate, strictly partisan vote is now directly impacting people's lives and their personal healthcare decisions. >> let me ask would you please explain to the committee the reality for those potentially millions of people, seniors who lose coverage over the next few years, especially when it comes to a reduction in financial security and benefits? >> i think this is a very real possibility and something i'm deeply concerned about as you know. it is one thing to mandate that a medicare advantage plan have benefits and offer that. it's another for it to be in existence so they can take advantage of it. money trumps mand
obama a administration official called a plutonium bomb factory. united states and other countries are relieving sanctions and freeing up anywhere from $7 billion to as much as $20 billion in financial ofets as well as exports petrochemicals, auto industry parts, and other things. it is not clear the sort of concession we got from iran is worth that money yet. this is why you're seeing senators like robert menendez and mark kirk from illinois move potentially as early as next week to try to table sanctions that iflegislation there is no real movement on the program in terms of really constraining it, sanctions may kick in. >> do you think the senate leadership will bring those? the reason menendez and kirk and other members -- particularly those two members -- are negotiating is because they're coming up with an approach amid this geneva plan that is workable and is not completely undercut it that creates the right pressure for iran to really negotiate in good faith toward any final agreement. it is not clear when the start date is. it was introduced in late november. the united st
undocumented in this country and the record-setting aspects of the obama administration, families separated by deportation. my home was raided by i.c.e. on the same day i began my work in congress. the raid stemmed from a traffic stop. while i.c.e. is supposed to deportations for violent crimes they decided to go after my mother, who has never committed a violent crime. families being separated is nothing new. it is nearing the two million deportation mark. i had the opportunity to meet erica earlier today and i can tell you we will miss her service in this body for the member she worked for. she has her legal status thanks to president obama's deferred action program the result of the inaction of this body that the executive had to take action with the limited authority he has to give temporary reprieve to erica but no such help to her mother. who among us would choose between our job and our family wouldn't choose our family. as erica returns home to arizona, i wish her and her mother well and good luck in ensuring they can stay together in a country i hope values families just as it valu
with lots of pamphlets, prior to entering the country. the pamphlets are how the government is trying to take away your right to own guns, the government is doing this and obama is doing that and obamacare's table. so those with the kind i wanted to talk to because those with guys with the leaflets, the ideas. so i said -- i said i'm an academic. i'm research and funding research on these organizations t,these ideas and trying to understand the guys. and i study men who believe this stuff. and a bunch of them looked at me suspiciously and said, so to ask questions but and i just had look, here's what i am. i don't get it. but here's my job. i want to understand you guys view the world. i want to understand that your worldview. it is, look, you will not convince me and i will not convince you. that's off the table. what is on the table is i want to understand why you think the way you do. >> downward mobility, racial and gender equality. michael kimmel on the fears, anxieties and rage of "angry white men" sunday night at nine on "after words." part of booktv this weekend on c-span2. >>
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across the country tried to prepare for thanksgiving, the obama administration tried to hide another unilateral, one-year delay of obama care. just like in july right before the independence day holiday, the administration tried to hide the one-year delay of the business mandate. president obama and others have tried to hide what they knew about the website problems well before the website launch. the administration tries to continue to hide problems on the back end of the website that deliver information and payments to insurers often as we now know incorrectly. the administration has tried to hide the security problems that exist with the website that one official called limitless prior to the website's launch. the president and house democrats tried to hide for years that millions of americans would lose the coverage that they like. the president and house democrats tried to hide for years that many americans will now lose access to the doctors, the pediatricians and perhaps even the hospitals that they choose. at this point, one has to ask, what else are they hiding? you know, wh
what obama -- shutting down businesses. these democrats have done enough. harry reid has not passed a budget in this country in six years. where is the outrage there? we have no budget. where's the outrage? we are a country with no budget. you run your household with no budget? they are stealing the money to go back to the campaigns, to a democrats. wake up and look at the democrats -- facts. this guy's a socialist and that is what will be coming. god bless us all. host: former president bill clinton weighed in on the health care law i while ago, saying that the president should keep his pledge on if you like your you -- insurance you should keep it. was interviewed yesterday and asked about why he made those comments. [video clip] is it because you are setting the way for mrs. clinton to run? our problems with obamacare limited to the website? the answer to the first question is no. first of all, i said nothing about this. not one word until the president himself spoke. it was obvious to me, listening him, that he wanted the feel that hele to had kept his commitment and that unders
, it's being staged across the country today. >> fast food workers will stage another walkout. they are demanding a $15 hour minimum wage. >> the walkouts come a day after president obama weighed in on the issue. susan saulny has more on the issue from washington. >> reporter: calling income inequality a defining issue of our time, president obama tried to make a case for tackling the growing economic gap between the rich and poor. the president says he will push congress to boost the minimum wage above the current $7.25 an hour. >> we know there are airport workers and fast food workers and nurse assistants and retail sales people who work their tails off and are still living at or barely above poverty. >> reporter: president obama said it was an issue to him as someone who grew up in a sometimes struggling middle-class family. >> there is no evidence that higher minimum wage jobs and raises low wage work area boosts short-term economic growth. >> reporter: the president's comments comes amid rising discontent from the middle and lower wage workers. workers at the largest emp
in 100 cities across the country, from new york city to new orleans, to oakland, trying to pressure employers into paying a livable wage of $15 an hour. now they've got a powerful ally on their side, president obama. >> we know that we're going to have a greater and greater portion of our people in the service sector and we know that there are airport workers and fast food workers and nurse assistants and retail sales people who work their tails off and are still living at or barely above poverty. that's why it's well past the time to raise a minimum wage. >> but the message being pushed by the president and protesters doesn't sit well with some corporate executives. this is a dire prediction for 15 bucks an hour from an executive at white castle. >> there are groups out there that are asking and pleading to raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour and to more than double the federally mandated started wage wouldn't be bad for white castle, it would be catastrophic. 406 restaurants and what we know is that would result in closing more than 200 of those restaurants and the ones remaini
for hillary clinton and the democratic party. >>> plus, president obama interviewed by msnbc's chris @atthews, was it hardball? we'll have reaction. and we are tracking a dangerous storm moving across the country, layers layers of ice and snow causing all kinds of trouble, and it's all "happening now." ♪ ♪ jon: well, "happening now," new reaction in the big announcement in the race for the white house in 2016. i'm jon scott, a brand new hour coming up. jenna: hi, everybody, great to see you on this friday, i'm jenna lee, and right now we're watching a little bit of political fallout. massachusetts senator elizabeth not going to be seekinghat she's president in 2016. there was a lot of speculation that maybe she might go for it as a populist alternative to the more centrist hillary clinton who is currently leading every democratic poll of potential contenders for nomination. we know warren is out for now, but the battle between liberals and accept trysts is far from -- centrists is far from over, and an interesting look at the democratic party as we edge closer to that big competition. ou
cities. single digits in the northern rockies. 30s in the pacific northwest. >>> now the obama administration is praising the fixes to healthcare.gov there are still some americans who have no plans to sign up. 28% o poly te enr 17% of americans are uninsured. >>> immigration adctes the country are going witho on this the largest group of fasters has been camped out on the nationa mall for thpas serena mrom washington. >> reporter: it's been 22 days and their bodies have finally had enough. >> it's my prayer the commitment and the love of those fasters and their fellow human beings will change hearts and minds in our congress. >> reporter: ending their fast for immigration reform, but not before passing the fast off to a new group. >> we end one fast and begin another. we will draw attention to the importance of immigration reform. >> reporter: the fast which first began november 12th, now in the fourth week and capt country, including prest hopes to bring the house esenl ca vote on immigration reform where it hasled >> age ens how desperaon i >> epornew
as a positive step. but president obama was not taking a victory lap just yet when he made candid remarks at a forum yesterday. >> we have to not constantly assume that it's not possible for iran, like any country, to change over time. it may not be likely. you know, if you asked me, what is the likelihood we're able to arrive at the end state i was just describing earlier, i wouldn't say that it's more than 50/50. but we have to try. >> joining me now is democratic senator benn cardin. >> pleasure to be with you. >> let's talk about the president. he's putting the chances of success at about 50/50. where do you put it? >> well, it's difficult to have a lot of confidence in what iran is doing. we know that they are still proceeding with a nuclear weapons program. we now have this interim agreement. we have to make sure that it is carried out to the letter and that there's negotiations to an agreement that would eliminate iran's capacity to enrich uranium to a nuclear fuel capacity for a weapon. and that's the challenge. as the president pointed out, we're going to have to be very cautious
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